6 Ekim 2014 Pazartesi

Kalkan -- Kas-- Turkey

    Kalkan (Greek: Kalamaki) is a town on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, which averages 300 days of sunshine a year. The area includes many historical sites and many fine beaches.
    The word Kalkan is Turkish for "shield". Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbor between Kas and Fethiye; it is famousfor its white-washed house, descending to the sea, and is brightly colored bougainvilleas.
    Until the early 1920s the mojority of its inhabitants wew Greeks.
    They had to leave the town in 1923 because of the Exchance of populations between Greece and Turkey after the Greco-Turkish war. They emigrated mainly to Attica, where they founded the town of Kalamaki.
    British newspaper The Independent listed Kalkan among the best tourist destinations for 2007. The paper recommended Kalkan especially for those seeking a romantic vacation and who do not want to travel far from their home country in Europe, and defined the town as a destination of choice.

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